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Shakespeare: His Life and Times
Learn about William Shakespeare, the places he lived, and the time period he lived in. Read the full text of some of his most popular works. Make a virtual visit to Anne Hathaway’s cottage or Stratford-Upon-Avon. Try an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare or go on a WebQuest, plus try to identify which words he invented. Visit an old Renaissance town and see what life was like in Shakespeare’s time.
PBS Masterpiece Theatre has a brief biography of William Shakespeare and includes the names and dates of his plays and poems. Click on "Will's Words" to play an interactive game in which you identify which words Shakespeare coined.
Explore Shakespeare's world and learn about his education and the education system of the time. This site also contains bibliographies on different subjects, including food, costume, and medicine. NOTE: This site includes sponsored links.
Take a stroll through Shakespeare's birthplace. This interactive tour allows you to choose a street and then walk down it. Just click on the desired street name, and then navigate using the provided tool.
This is an comprehensive award-winning site devoted to Shakespeare. Don't miss the timeline, genealogy and quiz links on the main page. Explore the site to view a list of his works and to learn about his life and times.
Was Shakespeare really the author of all the works credited to him? Read transcripts and listen to audio files from debates and mock trials on this PBS site. Includes essays from scholars on the issue.
These sites cover the history and architecture of the old Globe Theatre and the new reconstructed one. You can take virtual tours using 3D models and VR images. There is also information about Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Shakespeare.